On Bank Holiday Monday May 2nd next, the town of Kells will welcome runners, joggers and walkers for the 6th Royal County Run/walk. This year sees the return of the 5k distance with the added attraction of a new 10k event. Both will start and finish on Canon Street.
The annual Royal County event is organised by Meath Local Sports Partnership with the support of Club Active, Kells; Headfort Arms Hotel; Kells Gardai; St Brigid`s AC; Kells Swimming Pool, Kells Municipal District, Civil Defence and local volunteers. The Royal County 5k/10k run/walk is licensed by the Athletic Association of Ireland.
Registration will open online on Friday 18th March – see www.meathsports.ie ; early bird registration is €10 for 5k distance & €15 for the 10k. Cost of entry includes t-shirt, refreshments and chip timing. Prizes on the day for 5k & 10k male & female winners.
If you are interested in participating the 2016 Royal County event and haven`t as of yet started to train or perhaps need assistance reaching either the 5k or 10k target – check out your nearest Learn 2 Run programme in Meath (all jogging/running abilities catered for):
Trim – Tues & Thurs @ 7pm meeting opposite Garda Station. Contact Ciaran 086 3445903
Navan – Tues @ 7.30pm Claremont Stadium. Contact Meath LSP 046 9067337
Kells -Monday @ 7pm meeting at Kells Swimming Pool. This is a 6 week programme starting on Monday 21st March. Coach Domo Moran 087 9159928
Dunshaughlin – Wed @ 7pm. Contact Paddy 087 2597731
Ashbourne – Wed 8.15pm @ Greenogue track. Contact Jim 087 6691559
Tara –Mon & Thurs @ 8pm Tara sports ground. Contact David 087 2657770
Dunboyne – Tues @ 8pm. Athletic track. Contact Geraldine 087 2218540
Moynalty – Sat @8.30am in park. Contact Alison 087 7566071
Laytown – Tues & Thurs @7.30pm in Tesco car park. Contact Lorraine 087 2033803.
Enfield – Mon & Wed @ 6.45pm at bypass, Enfield. Contact Geraldine 087 2376267
Bohermeen – Mon @7pm; Wed @ 7.30pm community centre. Contact Stephen 086 0792580
Anyone interested in participating in the 2016 Royal County 5km should contact Meath LSP @ 046 9067337 or log onto www.meathsports.ie.